Being with a Dying Loved One – as a Kriya Yogi

Ananda Sangha Worldwide

Question from Diana: I have been a nurse in both oncology and the ICU for most of my career. I am “comfortable” with death of the body, and have witnessed many. Several were quite significant gifts to me spiritually. My question now, as a kriya yogi, is, what is the “best” way to be with someone who is dying? On what, or where…

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During Meditation, I Hear a Ringing Sound

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Lorenzo: During Hong-Sau meditation I often hear a delicate “ringing” in my ears. It is a relaxing sound, but I don’t feel any special bliss associated to it. Should I try to concentrate on this sound, or just ignore it?

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Pronunciation of the Hong-Sau mantra

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from bob: I speak Gujarati. I came across a lesson on the Hong Sau technique written in Hindi from Yogoda Satsang Society in India. The pronunciation of the words Hong and Sau are dramatically different in Sanskrit then they are in English. I hold the Sanskrit language far superior to any other language because it is the language of the Chakras. In…

Gazing upward in meditation

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Adam H. Esser: I have read that it’s important to look upward towards the third eye so to speak, Now I have a neuromuscler disease that makes it hard for me to hold my eyes upward without them shaking. Will not being able to hold my eyes upward keep me from acheiving the christ consciosness.

Preparation for Meditation

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Mali: Hello, while trying the breathing and counting to 12, I found out, that my beathing goes inhale — exhale — pause- inhale. I am trying to change it to inhale — pause — exhale- inhale. But this makes me feel unnatural and wrong. So now I am wondering, if both ways of breathing are ok. Thank you very much! Love,…

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Concentration in Meditation

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Nidhi Sood: Hi!I recently attended my (Ist level)of Kriya Yoga and liked it very much.However,I am unable to meditate,I don’t know if i am practising it correctly or not? May be you can help me.Actually, I feel very heavy specially my head,and it starts falling backward as the time passes by,as if I’ll fall asleep.When I start chanting Hong Sau with my…

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A Reclining Position for Meditation?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Dean Opseth: Is it possible or even effective to practice Hong-Sau Technique in a reclined position (granted, of course, that one is well rested enough not to fall asleep)?

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Hong-Sau technique

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Nair: Good day While meditating using the hong sau techique, I find that my eyes are not steady in focus but often quiver and I have a difficult time calming them down. Not sure why this happens. Pls help. Also, I had undergone the first level in Jan09. Any update on when the second level will be held in Mumbai, India.

The spiritual eye

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Anil Raikwar: 1. How do I know that I am looking (or concentrating) at spiritual eye (the centre between two eyebrows)? I may be looking above or below. 2. During meditation (rather concentration), I get some sensations at/around the spot at spiritual eye, is this normal? Or I am concentrating in a wrong way?